Business Students Hold Fashion Show to Benefit Junior Achievement
The business club at Elms College has held a fashion show for a number of years, and the goal was always to raise money for the club while gaining valuable event planning experience. This year, the 20 students in the club decided to add a charity component to the event, and held their first-ever Prom Expo & Fashion Show on March 10.
Students have been working closely with Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM)–an organization that provides economic education and financial literacy programs to the youth of western Massachusetts and Vermont–and have volunteered to teach business classes for JAWM.
The Bridal Corner and Third Floor Fashions donated 30 dresses that were modeled during the show. JAWM nominated girls from area high schools to receive a donated dress and be part of the show.
"It was a great experience for the business club students," said Amanda Huston, CPA, M.S.A., assistant professor of accounting and the club's faculty liaison. "But it was also rewarding for them to be part of something that meant so much to those girls."